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will watch. ladies thank you. and now a court will get a ruling and are we about to see a texas two step on the vote are i.d. law? woman: when i left my job, i knew it'd be tough on our retirement savings, especially in this economy. but with three kids, being home more really helped. man: so we went to fidelity. we talked about where we were and what we could do. we changed our plan and did something about our economy. now we know where to go for help if things change again. call or come in today to take control of your personal economy. get free one-on-one help from america's retirement leader. if we took the nissan altima and reimagined nearly everything in it? gave it greater horsepower and best in class 38 mpg highway... ...advanced headlights... ...and zero gravity seats? yeah, that would be cool. ♪ introducing the completely reimagined nissan altima. . ♪ all we see a future where the rights are expanded. where racial profiling is a thing of the past. where access to the ballot is expanded. >>neil: joe is messing with texas and we will find out whether a federal court in texas
student at the university of texas. i knew that i had more left in the tank. so there wasn't any question of whether or not i was going to keep up with it in law school, even though lot of people asked me how i would do so. but even after law school i was fortunate enough to receive a job offer from a law firm in new york city and they have been very supportive. they deferred that offer for a couple years and are behind me 100%. it really enables me to focus on my training and really try to be all that i can be on the track before i attempt that in my legal career. >> how did it come back that you would represent haiti as opposed to pursuing only a u.s. olympic team slot and then leaving it there if you didn't make the team or celebrating if you did. instead, it would be haiti that you would be representing as an olympian? >> yeah. well, in 2007 before going to law school when i finished at the university of texas i decided that i wanted to compete internationally. that year was the pan american games. so for me at that point it was really just a decision that competing for haiti, i could
. with one person voting present. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. session: madam speaker, by direction of the committee on rules, i call up house resolution 724 and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 144, house resolution 724, resolved, that upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill, h.r. 6079, to repeal the patient protection and affordable care act and health care related provisions in the health care and education reconciliation act of 2010. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. the bill shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one, five hours of debate with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the majority leader and minority leader or their respective designees. 60 minutes equa
in the other big event of the day, mitt romney going deep in the heart of texas and making his case that he would serve the african-american community better than the current occupant of the white house. yes. romney made a move for the black vote at the annual con freps conference of the naacp. putting on a game face of friday night lights and trying to pry away support from the man that's 2 most visible sign of the success of that very organization. the president himself. and take a look. they did. a double take by the sounds of it when mr. romney offered up his plan to repeal the president's signature health care law. >> i'm going to eliminate every non-essential expensive program i can find. that includes obamacare and i'm going to work to reform and save -- [ booing ] >> don't worry if romney looked stunned there. he carried on bravely trotting out his favorite chamber of commerce study reassuring the naacp audience with a bogus survey by a lobbyist group. i'm sure they felt much better after that. while governor romney was enjoying a cheer down in texas, house speaker john boehner was
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much better after that. while governor romney was enjoying a cheer down in texas, house speaker john boehner was bringing his former swagger to the house floor. aiming to bring down the affordable care act with yet another pointless house vote and igniting the usual fireworks. >> this law continues to mack our economy worse and there is even more resolve to see it is fully repeal. >> welcome to groundhog day. >> they are voting for wealth care for the most profitable industries in the history of the united states of america. >> what a valentine to the health insurance industry. >> obamacare also has disastrous implications for the moral fabric of our nation. >> welcome to groundhog day. >> and here's the good news. the voters get the last word in november. stay tuned. >> we will stay tuned, indeed. joining us now here in new york is msnbc contributor jonathan capehea capeheart. clarence page of "the chicago tribune." jonathan writes for "the washington post." good day to both of you. have to ask you both this question. i want to start with you, john, was mitt romney really addressing
jon: busy two hours. golf perry told you texas won't buy into the medicaid expansion. jenna: won't do it. jon: the guy followed by the shark in cape cod. jenna: busy day. [laughter] "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert on a telling new poll that shows americans believe president obama has changed this country as he campaigned and promised that he would to back in -- would do back in 2008, but not as many had hoped. welcome to "america live," i'm megyn kelly. a new polling question is shaking up the campaign today. first, the hill asked people if they believed the president has changed the country. 68% said, yes, he has. and when they were asked how, the results not good news. 56% of voters believe that during the first three years of the obama administration the president has changed america in a negative way, for the worse. 35% believe the country has changed for the better. one in five democrats believes the president has changed the country for the worse. chris stirewalt is our fox news digital politics editor and host of "power play" on foxnews.com. so there
from our l.a. bureau. >> reporter: it happened near brownsville, texas, and remember, the rio grande is often dry, so it really is just a concrete culvert with no praise to hide for the agents. the border patrol is acknowledging, in fact, that two agents fired into mexico, one because he was being pelted with rocks, the other because a gun was being pointed at him. now, the border patrol says it has no knowledge of anyone being hit on the mexican side, but mexican authorities say a teenager was shot and killed. remember this? this is the incident back in 2010 where a border patrol agent who was on a bicycle shot and killed a 15-year-old because the 15-year-old and other teens were throwing rocks at two border patrol officers. that clearly caused some big time tension between the u.s. and mexico, so much so that a day later -- remember this? -- the mexican federales lining up on the other side of the border, and the border patrol on our side with shields. it was almost like a showdown. the mexican government believes the border patrol is using excessive force. but to remind you, the b
edition of the interview. seriously. and we've got some good news from austin, texas, and portmouth new hampshire. and we're done playing this sound effect. we are done with that. if you do not believe me, go to fred thompson is inherently funny.com. i should said we weren't going to play it again. unsolved case of older sister who goes for the white house. that's still ahead. >>> other than me and susan and catholosim, my girlfriend's family and my family have almost nothing in common. they're in new jersey and new englanwe're from canada and california. they make short ribs, we make pot roast. but there is this one unexpected thing. at at least one time or another we've been devoted jeep families. our families if you added us together, we're probably responsible for something like 15 jeeps over time. particularly jeep cherokees of different sorts. both of our families bought them even back when they were terrible cars. close the door and the frame would rattle and the ventilation would sound like something stuck in there. i used to light susan's jeep on fire all the time just trying t
of texas. the law passed last year requires texas voters to produce a government issued photo i.d. and at issue is whether the law violates the federal voting rights act. states with similar laws obviously watching the outcome of this. the obama administration has vigorously challenged these laws and joining me now, victoria, a visiting scholar at the university of texas. thank you so much for joining me. >> my pleasure. >> obviously in texas we talked a lot about african-americans but in texas we're looking at the numbers regarding especially the hispanic community that many believe could be alienated and somehow disenfranchised by these laws. >> absolutely. you know, the voter i.d. law is a perfect solution looking for a problem. the fact that there is evidence of systematic vote fraud just isn't there. however, we do have hard evidence that if voter i.d. laws such as these are put into place, you'll suppress voter turnout and you'll suppress the voter turnout with minorities, the poor, elderly and the youth. here in texas, minority voters being disproportionately latino. at t
. this is why texas passed a law in 2011 requiring voters to provide a voter i.d. and many march the obama administration blocked the law saying it is unfair to the minority voters and then texas sued the government saying that the motives are political. the trial starts today and a real test of the voting rights act of 1965 which essentially safeguards minority voting rights. i want to bring in ryan haygood who is director of the participation group at the naacp fund and first of all, talk about, ryan, the core issue here that people want to know. they are getting it of ensuring the integrity of the ballot that people should be able to vote. >> sure. thank you for having me on the show, suzanne. what is the what is at issue is three judges in texas will be considering if the voter i.d. law will affect the voting rights. our naacp legal defense fund represents three young students who had voted in previous elections using the only form of i.d. they had, student i.d., and texas' proposed law does not allow for the use of student i.d., but curiously will for the concealed handgun licenses, b
from baltimore south carolina... bloomington, california... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. alisyn: hundreds of protesters clashing with police. [gunshots] alisyn: this scene is in downtown los angeles. protesters reportedly throwing rocks and bottles at officers. police spokeswoman said some of the protesters may have been connected to the occupy movement. at least one officer was hurt. all this happening during l.a.'s monthly artwalk festival. bill: different kind of art, huh? president obama now reflecting what he considers to be the biggest mistake of his first term in the white house. here he is during an interview, rather, with cbn news. >> the mistake of my first couple of news was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. and that's important. but you know, the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the american people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times. bil
. >> california is not doing well but texas is. cnbc just voted it the number one state to do business. it ranks highest in infrastructure. second highest in technology and innovation. third in cost of living. it also bears pointing out that it has no property tax and zero percent corporate tax rate. >> it has a property tax. it has no income tax. >> that's what i mean. i'm sorry. no income tax and zero percent corporate tax rate. there's business friendly regulations. are there lessons here that you think california could learn and export from texas or are these cases of two completely different sort of societies? >> i think there are a lot of states and places that might be able to learn from texas. i think california is too different partly -- texas has the advantage of having some oil money so they actually don't necessarily need to rely on income taxes. the fact that california can only rely on property taxes in a very limited way means that they are more reliant on the income tax which also led to them being, you know, buffeted more as the economy turns down. texas actually did really well
governor romney will be in texas for the meeting of the 103rd annual nwacp national convention. while the president focuses on the tax fight today his campaign team hits governor romney on the issue of investing in companies that outsourced jobs, meaning sent them overseas. today, however, the republican national committee is hitting back calling out president obama on what they say is the president's own stained record when it comes to outsourcing. the rnc launching a new website accusing president obama of using money from the 2009 stimulus package to fund foreign projects, including building solar panels in mexico, windmills in denmark and batteries in south korea. the obama team vehemently denies those allegations saying the administration has always fought to end tax breaks for companies that shipped jobs overseas. in chicago new questions today about the political leadership of that city's mayor, the man who was the former white house chief of staff. rob emanuel. murders and gang activity are up drastically in recent months. one of the the most recent victims a seven-year-old gi
tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the chairman from texas is recognized. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i yield one minute to the gentleman from texas, mr. gohmert, who is a distinguished jurist before he became a member of congress and then a distinguished member of the judiciary committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. gohmert: thank you, mr. speaker. i can verify that there are people who have already lost their insurance because of obamacare. . it is not true that if you like your insurance, you can keep it. people have lost doctors who were assured if you like your doctor you can keep them. that is not true. we were told there would be no tax. and that's not true. in fact, in the bill itself, one of the most devastating things, if you are a single individual and making 133% of the poverty level, you are making $14,000 and can't afford $12,000 insurance policy, you are going to be fined at 2 1/2%. it is a tax. it will devastate. you make $40,000, a family of four, five, six, $1,000 fine because you can't afford a $12,000 policy, th
in particular hard-hit with hail and floods. the weather proved fatal for two men from texas. here's more. >> reporter: the swift thunderstorms surprised the players and onlookers. they took refuge under a tree. that proved to be a fatal mistake. >> i heard what sounded like a bomb go off and i looked to my left. and i could see the lightning strike hit the top of the tree, go all the way down into this person on the ground. >> reporter: the lightning bold struck three people. >> one of them, he was breathing, then two of them stopped breathing. one they got to. they got him alive. >> reporter: one man died instantly, another died at the hospital, and a third person is in stable condition. sudden thunderstorms also wreaked havoc in other parts of the country. racing waters stunned drivers in washington state and brought traffic to a crawl. in arizona, a street vanished under the rushing water, and with mud rushing down the street, drivers got caught in the middle of it. and there's more severe weather on the horizon. a new heat wave is hitting the country, making already-severe drought co
radar this morning. texas governor rick perry joined the list of governors who won't expand medicaid under president obama's health care reform law. texas is the 7th and largest state to reject the expansion according to a list kept by the hill newspaper. florida, kansas, iowa, south carolina and wisconsin. all seven have republican governors and make up 21% of the population. eight other states are leaning toward rejecting the expansion. look at the map here. seven of them have republican governors. the exception is missouri. that state's legislature and lieutenant governor's office are controlled by republicans. the obama campaign pulled in $71 million last month, less than romney's $106 million haul. second consecutive month they have outraised the president. what looks like a sizable advantage for team romney isn't there now. let me explain. romney can't spend any of the general election funds he raised until after he accepts the republican nomination in late august during the convention. until then the romney campaign is stuck with primary dollars putting him at a spending disad
. >> a warmer planet means we have a greater likelihood of being unlucky. the chances of texas seeing another drought. colorado seeing another epic year of wildfires. all of these things become far more likely. >> reporter: it is also getting hotter at sea. in 2011, the second smallest area of ice on record. and over the last century sea levels have risen by 10 inches. at this pace by 2050, parts of cities like miami and new or leans will be underwater. and forecasters say the is possible the heat wave we just had is just the first one of the summer. there its another mass of warm air out west ready to roll this way. rob and sunny. >> sobering news, thank you, scott. >>> the intense summer heat is taking a toll on fish from the midwest down to the south. thousand of trout, carp and other fish have died as the hot weather heats up ponds and lakes and fish hatcheries like this one in north carolina. hatchery workers are scrambling to keep the water code. there is not much they can do. when temperatures get this high. >> terrible. >> unbelievable. that map is telling, miami, new orleans, cities
in texas, idaho, montana and california are not in high-priority areas. some critics fear the move will seriously jeopardize efforts to fight drug cartels and illegal immigration. ted poe joins us from capitol hill. congressman, thank you for being back to the program. the obama administration says we are hitting cities in texas like lubbock and amarillo and dallas -- they are not border towns, we have to allocate unlimited limited resources, and we are going to move our resources closer to the southern border. what's wrong with that? >> we need more resources on the border. we need national guard and border patrol and enforcement, but we also need other enforcement. because when the drug cartel, the human traffickers get across the border, there ought to be -- some of them, in west texas, where they are able to come across the traffickers they get across the first line of defense. we need to balance the approach and we need to put all the resources on the border. megyn: given the position of the obama administration, we don't want your help in enforcing immigration laws, once you
now" -- lack of sleep. that's what experts say caused a pilot's meltdown over texas mid flight. >>> why this raises new questions about flight crew fatigue and everyone's safety in the skies. it is wednesday, july 11th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good wednesday morning, i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. >> and i'm rob nelson. good morning, everybody. and people are asking did a lack of sleep really make that pilot lose it in the middle of the flight? we all remember this story, he really did kind of have an episode. now saying it is sleep deprivation what led to it. >> it's possible. >> possible -- very interesting story. there is some doubt there as well. >>> also this morning, cities in crisis. coast to coast, the drastic steps in cities that have simply run out of money. talk about a sign of the times. entire cities declaring bankruptcy. shows you how tough it is out there for various parts of the country. east to west coast. >>> and coming up, face to face with a giant alligator. we hear from a teenager who survived an attack bu
refineries that we need in texas, in houston. talk to us about keystone xl pipeline. do you look at america as a place that we can do business with, a free flowing business handshake or is it bound by regulation? >>guest: it is a place where we should do business with each other. we are each other's customers. canada is the best custom of 38 of 50 states. and as the prime minister said you look at keystone xl pipeline it is a no-brainer. it will create jobs at no public expense, and it will ensure greater energy independence. according to the state department study done it could place -- displace 40 percent of the foreign oil we are receiving from the middle east. >>eric: sir, one more question on that. china is interested in your oil as well. you would rather sell your oil to america than china, sir? >>guest: obviously our closest partner, our closest trading relationship is the up. it makes sense for us, we have a deeply integritied economy. our companies operate on both sides. much of the investment is in the oil sense in america and it makes sense for us to have the first relationship i
principal in fort worth texas faces 20 years in prison after her daughter planted a hidden camera in a girl's locker room to spy on the high school basketball coach after the team complained he yelled too much. the camera didn't record anything inappropriate but the principal faces felony charges of improper photographery and wiretapping. a defense attorney says she didn't do anything wrong. >> i guess the call, if this was in the library and not the locker room and there were no inappropriate pictures, but if this was the library, would we be talking about this today? >> we wouldn't be talking about illegal photography. we could be talking about the wiretapping. if you set up a recording device to tape conversation and they involve all parties not knowing they're being recorded you have a wiretapping issue. however if one of the people involved in the conversation is aware the conversation is being recorded it's not a wiretapping issue. it would foreclose the illegal photography. >> the shock value of this story is the fact the camera was in the locker room. though they were trying to get
, allow me to introduce you to governor rick perry of texas. the guy whomts to eliminate a bunch of federal agencies, but can't be bothered to remember which ones and the guy alon with reject a spending deal with a cut to tax rh owe of 10-1. they were just given a real world choice by the supreme court. in upholding the individual manda mandate, the the supreme court allowed states to -- in other words, states can decide if they want to cover more poor people under the federal medicaid insurance program and have the federal government pay the tab. in normal times, this would be no big deal. after all, who's say thanks but no thanks to the federal government offering 90 cents on the dollar to help your state. it's 100 cents on the dollar in the early years. unfortunately, these are not normal times. rick perry happens to be the governor of texas. one in four of texas residents have no health insurance. costs have skyrocketed faster than the national average, but do you think that means he's going to go along with the plan? texas isn't alone here. seven states have said they're opt
details from republican congressman lamar smith is who is holding a news conference in texas. the smith wants to interview the president's inner circle as part of a proposed investigation by his committee into the national security leaks. the list includes seven current and former administration officials among them national security advisor, tom done lynn, and deputy director of national intelligence, james clappers, john brennan, former white house chief of staff bill daly and others. in a letter to the president, smith writes, quote, these individual should be prepared to discuss to the full extent much their knowledge, how, why and by whom each. following classified matters was leaked or otherwise payment public information accessible to america's ennis and right now we're working on a response from the white house to that letter, jenna. jenna: a response from the white house. what about the democrats as well? we know lamar smith is republican. as we mentioned the head of this committee. what about the democrats. what are they saying? >> reporter: yesterday the house minority leader
heads to texas today where we can expect to hear more. rit romney campaigns in the battleground state of pennsylvania. joining me, associated press national political reporter casey hunt and "washington post" editorial writer and msnbc contributor, jonathan capar. good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> jonathan, the headline -- a headline in your paper today has written this, mitt romney's unsolvable bain problem. there is no solution? >> there's a solution in that governor romney could sit down and talk forthrightly about, you know, what he was doing at bain between 1999 and 2002 and not just say that he took a leave of absence or left completely in february 1999 to run the olympics. >> you have to play devil's advocate. the guy who said he took over bain said he was completely immersed in the owe limb pio li picks. olympics. what answquestions need to be answered? >> there are signatures on forms at the security and exchange commission, a federal agency with mitt romney's signatures on them. i think the governor has to explain how it was possible that he was off running the olympi
. >> and tonight a texas graduate student is recovering after he was attacked by chimpanzees in south africa. andrew overly was on tour of a sanctuary when he was attacked leaving him with severe cuts and broken bones. he crossed a small fence and he got too close to the enclosure. >> it's about saving people. he was fiercely struggling not to be pulled into the enclosure. as far as we can tell he was not dragged in all the way. he was partially lodged underneath. >> he was pummeled in what may have been a case of monkeys defending their territory. one witness say he may have been trying to take a rock away from a chimp. >> now to an update. back in may. there has been a surge of calls to poison control centers after children ate colorful packets of laundry detergent. the company has promised to make changes. but have they? >> it's bright bite-sized and to her son it might have looked like candy. that is what her mother and a half was eating. >> i thought they got into the candy and they were eating candy. >> minutes after it bursted in her mouth she had severe vomiting and diarrhea. >> you
destroyed. >>> in texas, lightning strikes killed two men near a soccer field. the victims were among a group playing sock where a storm came up. they took shelter under a tree. one of the men was killed immediately. he was found with a large hole in his heel where that lightning struck. >> then i heard what sounded like a bomb go off. i looked to my left. and i could see the lightning strike hit the top of the tree, go all the way down to this person on the ground. >> there was three of them. one of them, he was breathing. then two of them stopped breathing. but one, they got to him. they got him alive. on was killed by aago another lightning bolt. 13 people have died in the u.s. this year from lightning strikes. >>> the drought gripping much of the nation's farmland means less food for those who need it most. food banks are running short of local fresh produce. private and commercial gardeners usually donate their extra crops but not this year. >> a lot of those farmers who would like to be able to do that just don't have the extra product. they either don't have from it the get-go
. megyn: a new space race with florida, texas, and puerto rico racing to be on the launch pad with spacex. there is a whole lot at stake for thousands of high-paying jobs on the line. reporter: hello, megyn. it is the dawn of a new space race. a private commercial one. we are talking about the spaceports of the future. >> unlike the cold war space race, this one is between private aerospace and the state line for a big payload of well-paying jobs. spacex is riding high on its historic mission to the space station, now wants a second launch facility. so florida and texas are hit hard by the space shuttle's retirement offering millions of dollars worth of incentives. in florida, that includes the old shuttle launch pad, 39 a. >> right now there is an abundance of infrastructure that is theircommon that is either access or underutilized by either nasa or the air force. >> texas is offering this undeveloped bronzeville site on the mexican border. pointing out its closer proximity to the equator, faster rocket launch, less fuel and cost savings. not just for spacex, but a handful of other spac
to hit directly above the field and delayed the series finale between the texas ranger and minnesota twins. 45 minutes later it was all-clear. back into the game. bill: like a rifle shot, wasn't it? nolan ryan sat there like a frog on a rock. martha: he was under the eve there. bill: he did not move. new reports the white house extending a an invite to egypt's newly-elected president to the u.s. extremist islamic group, rather in control of a major american ally in the middle east. mohammed morsi taking oath of office after considered to be egypt's first free presidential election. this is close look at the muslim brotherhood ruling the country. they are egypt's oldest and largest islamic organization. one of their aims to be governed by islamic law or sharia law. the u.s. does not consider the muslim brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization. is president obama doing the right thing by inviting egypt's president here. kirsten powers, fox news contributor and tony sig, republican campaign consultant and national political correspondent for talk radio news service. good morning to
. in closing arguments this friday, attorneys for the state of texas argued the state should be released once and for all from the department of its voting business which was clearly authorized. the case is widely expected to wind up before the supreme court where we find the five appointees declaring it's no longer justified. the portion of the act at issue covers nine states and counties and townships and seven others largely in the south that have a history of erecting barriers. in year's past, this took a variety of forums and grandfather tastes that stopped newly formed slaves from voting and literacy tests or simple poll taxes that forced people to pay to vote f they could afford it. after one of the most powerful and courageous social movements in history, one that took the lives of 40 people, lbg signed the voting act in 1975 ending these practices. >> wherever by clear and objective standards, states and counties are using regulations or laws or tests to deny the right to vote. then they will be struck down. if it is clear that state officials still intend to discriminate, then feder
conventions and major bench poll tan centers just to cause huge traffic jams. miguel in texas writes, have you lost your bearings? lose all those millions of dollars to boost the local economy? the conventions also give the president to-be and vice president time to make points who then go out and campaign hard for them up until the election. jk in minnesota, yes, do away with them and the electoral college and go on the popular vote. that way the candidates better pay attention to all parts of the country and not just the swing states. what a screwed up system we have. eric in toronto writes, you mean do away with the four-day commercial that no one watches? besides, the candidates' speeches, nothing else really matters. brandon in iowa writes, i'd say it's time to bag the conventions, they're a waste of time, money and promote the polarization of america. bob in ohio, nope, i would rather watch politicians and their supporters lying and partying than anything passes through my tv. like the unemployment isn't enough already, now you want to put a bunch of hookers out of business? if you want
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